A computer in the office of Santa Rosa County Commissioner Jim Melvin was seized by the FBI this morning, after a U.S. assistant attorney produced two subpoenas.
“A wide variety of documents dating back several years were requested as part of a federal grand jury investigation,” said Joy Tsubooka, public information officer for the county.
The computer seized, though currently in the office of Melvin, is the District 4 computer and used by both current and past district 4 commissioners.
“The FBI said they needed the computer in my office as part of an ongoing investigation that did not involve me,” Melvin said.
Melvin took office in January 2011, after defeating incumbent Gordon Goodin in the 2010 election.
“I have not been contacted by anyone, except reporters, about this,” Goodin said. “I couldn’t even speculate what (the FBI) is up to.”
Goodin was a Santa Rosa County commissioner since 2002.